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Thanksgiving is just a few days away but don’t panic if you’ve found yourself in London without plans. Perhaps your original plans have fallen through or you weren’t expecting to be in London for the holiday. Whatever’s happened, there’s still time to book a drink, a meal and even an overnight stay at one of […]

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It may be hard to believe, but summer is now officially over. Say goodbye to hotel rooftop swimming pools, garden terraces and sporting event themed packages. Say hello to cosy boutique stays with roaring fires, autumn-inspired menus and the inevitable preparations for a certain December festive occasion that shall not be named. Here we take […]

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Top 5 London hotels for a taste of the Caribbean.

by Elizabeth Hands on July 8, 2014

While most of us wouldn’t say no to a week or two in the Caribbean, you can get a taste of the tropical islands’ flavours and sounds without even leaving London. A host of new restaurant openings in the capital this year means there are more Caribbean eateries in London than ever before. You can […]

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Normal luxury versus “special” luxury.

by Rajul on December 6, 2013

London has become one of the globe’s top two five-star destinations (along with Hong Kong) according to the Forbes Travel Guide, with a huge concentration of five-star properties. That makes it more difficult for top hotels to differentiate themselves. Luxurious toiletries, fine furnishings, butler service, concierge and room service facilities and high class restaurants have […]

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us once again and there’s so much choice on how to spend it with your loved one.  But how can you be original and romantic without being too cheesy?  Let London’s hotels take the strain! This year they’re offering a range of romantic experiences to help you create the perfect […]

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Firmdale goes free WiFi!

by Saloni on February 7, 2013

As you probably know, London Hotels Insight has been running a free WiFi campaign for several years now.  This is because we have felt for some time that free WiFi in this digital age is no longer a luxury but a necessity. This has sometimes got us into arguments with hoteliers (and IT companies with a […]

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The cold January weather may have been dominating the news over the past month, but there’s plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene to warm the cockles.  Here we take a look at some of the big stories in January and look ahead to what’s happening in February. Some of the capital’s most popular […]

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London hotel cinemas release 2013 film dates.

by Jules on January 23, 2013

Boutique hotel specialist Firmdale has announced the first 2013 dates of its popular Firmdale Film Club.  Taking place across several of the group’s luxury properties, which include The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel (rated as one of the best Covent Garden hotels by us here at LHI) and the Charlotte Street Hotel, the film club […]

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The Olympics and the Jubilee may be done and dusted and the festive season is still some considerable way off, but there’s still plenty going on in London’s boutique hotel scene as our latest news summary below proves. In fact according to Hotel Industry Magazine, the boutique hotel sector is a key area of growth […]

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2012 continues to be an exciting year for London’s boutique hotel sector, whether you’re in the industry or a visitor to the capital.  As well as recent openings, tantalising details of upcoming new hotels continue to emerge and boutique properties across London keep on innovating. One of the more interesting Olympic-oriented stories in July was the arrival […]

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Budget backpackers, business travellers and luxury seekers are all catered for in the UK capital, with something to suit all tastes, particularly with new London hotels springing up all the time.  But average prices are perceived as high due to the consistent year-long demand and visitors often complain about the expense of a typical London hotel […]

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Enjoy open air flicks with Myhotels.

by Jules on June 25, 2012

Small boutique hotel group Myhotels has teamed up with one of the best open air cinemas in London, the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, to create a special package.  The deal includes 2 tickets to one of twelve films and access to the VIP bar before the film starts, as well as breakfast and accomodation at […]

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London boutique hotels round-up – Jan. 2012.

by Timea on January 31, 2012

2011 was an exciting year for London’s boutique hotels and 2012 is shaping up to be no different.  With the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee taking place over the summer, hotels will be falling over themselves to pull in visitors with innovative special offers in the quest for a bumper year.  And if January is […]

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Covent Garden – a hub of activity with its plethora of theatres, wide array of restaurants, bustling bars and world-class shopping – is an easy choice when picking an area of London for your next stay.  And besides all the entertainment, it also offers rich pickings in terms of luxury accommodation; here are my four […]

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Recent reviews praise Mercer Street Hotel.

by Holly on December 26, 2011

The refurbished Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (previously called Radisson Blu Edwardian Mountbatten) has undergone a massive facelift and recent guests have been raving about it. A very satisfied guest of the hotel, Tripadvisor 42Sara said: “Excellent hotel, in a fantastic location with superb staff… We will definitely be returning to this hotel and I […]

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Refurbished Mercer Street Hotel unveiled.

by Jules on October 10, 2011

The Mercer Street Hotel (formerly The Mountbatten Hotel) re-opened just over a week ago following a £15 million pound refurbishment.  The 4 star boutique Covent Garden hotel is part of the Radisson Edwardian group.  Its prime location makes it a fabulous base for exploring all the tourist sights as well as some of London’s best secret bars. Inside the decor is chic and modern […]

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